26 random facts about me + why I started a blog
I'm turning 26 in 2 weeks (sure doesn't feel like it!) so I thought I’d share 26 random things about me. I also figured this would be a good way to kick off the blog. Some are funny, some are serious and some are just plain odd. Enjoy!
Before we get to the 26 things, let’s talk about this new blog! I have been wanting to start one for probably 10 years. I remember the first blogs I read were Cupcakes and Cashmere and College Fashion! So here we are, I'm unemployed and have nothing but time on my hands. So let's make some dreams come true.
I've always wanted a space where I can just express myself. I've always felt like a little bit of an outsider with my upbringing and didn't really know how to express those emotions and share them with others. To this day I still have trouble keeping friends or relationships and I've always been too afraid to put myself out there for fear of judgement. But the older I've gotten the more I hate to see other women feeling this way too. So I want to be there for other women who feel the way I do and provide a space where we can say, It's ok to feel flawed and different and insecure and anxious and THAT'S OK! I'm a creative person and all I really want to do is inspire others.
35 random facts about me
When I was 15, I was let go from my first job ever because I was scheduled on a day I said I was unavailable, so I never showed up. Woops! I secretly really hated that job but didn't know how to quit at the time. I was hella shy!
Negative self talk is something I struggle with daily. I've been rejected a lot in my life and that takes a toll on your ability to believe in yourself.
I've tried to be a brunette several times in my life. So many of my friends have loved it, but I just didn't feel like myself!
I secretly want to be pregnant so badly! I feel like everyone I follow or just see around town is preggo and it makes me really sad that I am not at a point in my life to support a family. Trying to appreciate the present thought because I know kids will change your lifestyle extremely.
Although I grew up in Florida, I really love snowboarding. Now that I live in CO, I try to go as much as I can. I have some really great videos of me face-planting off of a railing. I'll try to find it.
I just recently realized 5'4" in considered petite...There goes my modeling dreams.
One of the best things I have ever done for my mental health is to go to see a therapist. Talking to your friends and fam is great but they can only really listen. Understanding how the brain works really helps you overcome a lot of mental "issues."
My last job was just eliminated by the company 3 days ago, and it's really weird being unemployed. I was a Graphic Designer for Whole Foods Market and ate snacks and kombucha pretty much all day.
One of my favorite things about myself is that I’m pretty ambitious. If there is something I want, I will do whatever I can to achieve that and will spend hours/days/weeks teaching myself how to get there.
Coming up with just 10 facts has been difficult. If you're still reading, God bless you.
Oh, let's talk food! I could live off salad and chocolate. No, I don't get sick of salads. They are so versatile and easier to make than a sandwich, IMO.
When I first moved to Denver I had crippling anxiety and discovered I had had an eating disorder for over 5 years. It was a tough time in my life, but I learned so much moving here on my own that I don't regret a thing.
If I could have any job in the world it would be a fashion designer. Despite my love for wearing jean shorts and tanks, I really enjoy the latest trends...i just can't afford them. I almost went to FIT but was too scared to move to NYC. Told ya, I was shy!
I go by Tori Williams, but Victoria Morse sounds nicer. It also confuses people everyday. “Are you recently married, divorced? Who are you?!”
I have a dog and I she doesn't have her own social media. I know. Shocking. Her name is Addy and she's basically the perfect dog, ever. She'll hike 6 miles or lay next to you while you Netflix and chill.
I HATE silence. As soon as I wake up I put on a podcast or music. I basically have headphones on 24/7. Sometimes I'm afraid it's going to give me serious hearing damage down the road.
I also have a really great man in my life. His name is Noah and he pretty much despises taking my photos for social media even though they always get the most likes... Untapped talent, I swear.
I really really really miss my mom. Something I didn't realize would be so difficult about leaving home was how much I would miss time spent with my Mom and my family. She has truly become my best friend.
I workout A LOT. Usually 7 days a week if I can. I mostly do P.volve, Corepower Yoga, or just walking and hiking. It's my form of self care and makes me feel alive. I will probably be addicted to it until I can no longer walk.
I've been predominantly vegan since 2014, but lately I'm trying to find a more balanced way of eating because veganism fueled my eating disorder. Today, I'm just trying to eat to live and refuse to give myself a label anymore.
Traveling is one of my biggest passions. There is just something so amazing about experiencing new cultures. If I had endless funds, I would probably sell everything and be in a new city every week.
I've grown up in a Christian home and went to a Christian school from kindergarten to 12th grade and it was one of the best things for me. Living a faith-based life has given me so much hope and freedom and it feels so good to be living life for a purpose on purpose! My favorite verse in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you." declared the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."
Something I didn't realize until recently was how many movies I have NOT seen. I'm not big into movies and only really enjoy trashy tv and tv dramas. But I will dabble in the latest disney movie. Definitely a kid at heart!
Now that I'm almost 26, I get a hangover after 3 drinks. I also get incredibly nauseous and usually throw up 2-3 times the next morning. This is also why I go out probably 2 times a year.
Most women own more shoes than anything else, or they are hoarders of make up. Well, I have a love for bikinis. Even after I moved to Colorado I have kept all 20 + pairs. I so much miss the days I would wear nothing but a bikini all day, every day.
Getting older freaking terrifies me! But I know I am not alone on this one. There is something scary about being another year older and closer to supposably "having it all together" and knowing you are anything but. At least, most people think they don't, but if you have a roof over your head and a full fridge, your most likely in the majority of people who DO!